FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- US Investigations Services, LLC (USIS), an industry leader in security consulting solutions and the largest commercial provider of background investigations to the federal government, announced today that Sterling Phillips has been appointed CEO and President of the company by its parent, Altegrity, Inc. He will report to Altegrity CEO Sharon Rowlands effective January 1, 2013.
Prior to joining USIS, Phillips served as CEO, President and Director of GTSI, an IT systems integration and services provider to federal, state and local governments. Phillips led a successful business turnaround at GTSI and oversaw rapid growth culminating in the June 2012 sale of the company to UNICOM Systems. He was a venture partner at FirstMark Capital from 2007 to 2010, and before that served for six years as Chairman and CEO of Analex Corporation, an intelligence, systems engineering and security services provider to government agencies.
At USIS, Phillips gains overall responsibility for the company’s Investigative Services Division and Global Security Solutions Division, comprising more than 6,000 employees worldwide. This dedicated, expert and scalable security-cleared workforce provides the government and commercial customers with the intelligence and information they trust to drive the most informed decisions. With a focus on fulfilling customer needs with the utmost integrity and professionalism, USIS offers background investigations, training, security consulting and support services.
"Sterling brings to USIS an impressive blend of government, security and technology experience,” said Rowlands. “His success leading organizations with geographically dispersed workforces and demonstrated commitment to maximizing value for customers and stakeholders promises to accelerate the company’s growth trajectory. I’m looking forward to working with Sterling to best serve our clients and position USIS for the future.”
Earlier in his career, Phillips held senior positions in operations, sales and marketing at Federal Data Corporation, TRI-COR Industries and Computer Sciences Corporation. He began his career with a 24-year stint at IBM.
"USIS employees are truly devoted to the company's mission: protecting national security and supporting decision-makers worldwide,” said Phillips. “I’m proud to be part of this team and to continue a tradition of exceptional customer service."
USIS provides services under more than 100 contracts. It is the largest commercial provider of background investigations to the federal government. It has more than 6,000 employees providing services in all 50 states and U.S. territories and overseas. USIS offers a variety of adjudication support, including background checks, litigation support, records support, investigative analytics and biometric services, as well as customized solutions that help government clients manage records, information and documents. Learn more at www.USIS.com.